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Sixteen people with or on account of being infected with C. Difficile have died while in Ridge Meadows Hospital since 2009.
You may be able to postpone the inevitable for a while by borrowing and maxing out your credit cards, but eventually bankruptcy looms.
In B.C., we pay MSP premiums, but people in the rest of Canada do not.
On the positive side, Paula’s illness and premature death helped me come to the realization that I was not cut out to become a pediatrician.
It was many years ago that I witnessed her last days just before Christmas, yet I have never forgotten her.
I did not know that in Nunavut the rate of violent crime is seven times that in the rest of our country.
Only new aspect is when to stop treatment on account of our newly developed abilities to prolong the dying process for a very long time
Dr. Marco Terwiel is a retired family physician who lives in Maple Ridge
A refreshing environment
After all the recent publicity about anesthesiologists that do not have the certification as a full-fledged specialist, should you the worried?
Penicillin didn't work on pneumonia
My last trip to the Canadian Arctic was for a dual purpose,…
Take charge of your health
As promised, a few more observations about health care in the Canadian…
When I arrived in 1968, there were only 11 general practitioners serving a population of approximately 20,000 people, and all but one were Canadian-trained. There were also four visiting specialists, but they all lived and worked mainly in Vancouver and New Westminster. Now 43 years later, there are 72 general practitioners/family physicians and 29 of these received their training in another country, and of the 41 specialists, about half are also trained abroad.
Sooner or later, most human beings will end up in some emergency…
B.C. Nurses Union president Debra McPherson suggested last week that the Fraser…
I wish we could believe all the health claims a great variety…